Pterygium (also known as a Surfer's Eye) is a common condition that produces a growth of tissue on the white of the eye. This is typically seen in people who spend a lot of time outdoors or who suffer from dry eye. While pterygium isn't a serious medical condition, there's the possibility of blurred vision if left untreated. Treatment usually involve the use eye drops or ointments. In more extreme cases, surgical removal can be performed.
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After two operations done in Turkey, I've got no result. I have found Mr. Hirst by internet. Actually, DR. Sualp Tansan, Oncology, he is a good friend of mine, found him and wrote him immadiately. First impression was very important to me. Because someone was answering me asap.This gives you... READ MORE
I have had the effects of pterygiums in both eyes from early twenties. With an increase in growth in the last 15 years. Having had another method used previously and the surgeon having retired my family doctor recommended using the Australian Pterygium Centre for review and treatment of my... READ MORE
Please read this review if you have been diagnosed with a pterygium. The recurrence rate after most surgeries is quite high. Repeat failed surgeries has the potential to cause serious vision impairments and scarring to the eye. Dr. Hirst has developed a solution to this common problem: the P.E... READ MORE
My both eyes had Pterygium. It had started at the corner of my eyes, over the cornea, covering one side of the iris and had just started to grow over the edge of the pupil and therefore was affecting my vision. I went to several doctors around the world and all recommended immediate surgery... READ MORE